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Tori Amos On World Cafe | January 13, 2012

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For more than 20 years, Tori Amos has been one of the most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriters in contemporary music. With eight Grammy nominations and millions of albums sold worldwide, Amos has become a living legend. Her solo career has evolved unpredictably, from acoustic piano to electronica and orchestral styles.

Amos' latest release — her 12th solo album — came together when she was approached by Deutsche Grammophone, a German classical label, and invited to compose a 21st-century song cycle based on classical-music themes. The result is Night Hunters, an album steeped in classical traditions which pays homage to Bach, Chopin and Debussy, and which showcases Amos' classical piano training in the process. In today's installment of World Cafe, Amos plays live and talks with WXPN host Michaela Majoun about some of the record's guest players, from the Apollon Musagete Quartet to Berlin Philharmonic clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Talking Heads "Swamp" Speaking in Tongues
Bon Iver "Holocene" Bon Iver
The Shins "Simple Song" Port of Morrow

((Tori Amos "Winter" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Tori Amos "Nautical Twilight" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tori Amos "Cactus Practice" Night of Hunters
Tori Amos "Edge of the Moon" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tori Amos "Winter" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Tori Amos "Edge of the Moon" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet "Jacksons, Monk and Rowe" The Juliet Letters

((Lost In the Trees "Mvt. 1, Sketch 1" All Alone In An Empty House))

Hour 2

Death Cab for Cutie "You're a Tourist" Codes and Keys
The Barr Brothers "Give the Devil Back His Heart" Barr Brothers
Daniel Lanois "The Maker" Arcadie CD-2
Gary Clark Jr. "Bright Lights" Bright Lights EP
The Smithereens "Too Much Passion" Blown to Smithereens

((Dr. Dog "We All Belong" We All Belong))

Fleet Foxes "Whiter Winter Hymnal" Fleet Foxes
Scott Matthews "True Sting" Gallantry's Favorite Son
The Church "Under the Milky Way" Starfish
Foster the People "Don't Stop" Torches

((Sunbears "Live! Don't Stop Trying!" You Will Live Forever))

The Decemberists "Calamity Song" The King is Dead
Josh Ritter "Kathleen" Hello Starling
Lissie "Games People Play" Covered Up With Flowers

((William DeVaughn "Be Thankful For What You've Got" Blaxploitation))